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Heinrich Geyser, SV/PROG

Also Known As: "Hendrik"
Birthplace: Lengerich, Münster, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
Death: Died
Immediate Family:

Son of Heinrich Geyser and Dorothea Geyser
Husband of Judith de Wit, b1c1 SM
Partner of Agnita van de Kaap, PROG
Father of Helena Geyser, b1 SM; Dina Geyser, b2 SM; Dorothea Wolmarans, b3; Maria Geyser, b4; Hendrik Geijser, b5 and 4 others

Occupation: Sailmaker
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About Heinrich Geyser, SV/PROG

BIOGRAPHY: Heinrich Geyser (ook genoem Keijser, Jeijser, Jeser, Tijser) was afkomstig van Lengerich of Limperich in Duitsland en het as matroos in diens H.O.I.K. voor die jaar 1750 in die Kaap geland. Hy was vanaf 1753 tot 1754 'n junior seilmaker. In 1754 of 1755 is hy waarskynlik gerapatrieer, maar hy het in 1756 saam met sy broer Frederick teruggekeer en sy ambag as seilmaker voortgesit. Frederick is nooit getroud nie, Maar Hendrik het sy seun na hom vernoem, vandaar die naam Frederick saam met die naam van die Stamvader, Hendrik, die familienaam word. In 1762 het hy burger geword, maar twee jaar later as senior seilmaker weer in diens van die Kompanjie getree. Hy het vir die tweede burger geword in 1768.


GEYSER HEINRICH (S in CJ 1301: 145), also called JEYSER, JESER, KEYSER, TYSER. - Lengerich or Limperich. Sa. 1750-52, junior sailmaker 1753-54, probably repatriated 1754 or 1755, returned to the Cape as junior sailmaker 1756, b. 1762, re-entered Comp.'s service 1764 as senior sailmaker, b. again 1768. -~ 5.8.1759 Judith de Wit (illeg. d. of Fredrik de Wit and Dina v. Deventer, bapt. 2.12.1742). 9 children. (GMR 1750-54, 1758-61, 1765-68; Rqq. 1762: 167; 1768-70: 20; G.R. nr. 376.) H.G. had an illeg. daughter, Helena, by Angenita of the C., bapt. 21.3.1756.

- Dr. J. Hoge, Personalia of the Germans at the Cape, 1652-1806, Archives Year Book for South African History (Cape Town: Government Printer, Union of South Africa, 1946)

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Lengerich, Münster, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
Age 36
August 5, 1759
Age 39
Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
January 4, 1761
Age 41
Cape Town, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
March 20, 1763
Age 43
Cape Town, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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September 30, 1770
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Age 59